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I wrote a few days ago about cutting back on salt and how I had dropped several pounds of water weight. Do you know what I am finding under that water? Muscle. My efforts to build muscle have been working. They were just covered up with a layer of water!
I miss salt the most on salads. Rather than salad dressing, I had been using seasoned salt and olive oil on my salads. I will still do that sometimes, but I have been looking for alternatives.
One day I made a salad of romaine lettuce, spinach and grated turnip. (If you read my earlier blogs about turnips, I'll give a quick update. I have developed a taste for raw grated turnip in salad. I now find it a very pleasant addition.) I added some leftover lamb. Instead of seasoned salt, I sprinkled Â¼ tsp of curry powder on the salad before I drizzled on the olive oil. It was tasty.
Last night we had tossed salad with our beef patties and turkey patties. Instead of salt I sprinkled garlic powder on my salad. Was it as good as salt? No. But it wasn't bad either. And I know that too much salt is not good for me.
Lola uncovered this interesting information from Dr. D about water and exercise:
The exercise is fine, but the water drinking is only so effective. My advice is to get more water from water-rich foods rather than large glasses of water. Water from fruits and vegetables is matrixed into the cell structure of the food, which gets the water from the intestines into the lymph. Drinking water just gets it into the stomach, which sends it to the blood, which outputs it into the kidneys.
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